Children and Families

We warmly welcome children and families to visit AGWA and explore ALL the exhibitions, collections and interactive experiences together.

Gallery 09 hosts a year round artist-led participatory exhibition series that invites families to interact and engage. See more about Gallery 09.

Forecast is a place for feeling, inviting audiences of all ages and abilities to contemplate trees as family and weather as borderless, amid increasing environmental crisis and divisive times.

Equal part exhibition, artist studio, retreat, and creative weather station, Forecast features interconnected generations of families and forests; daily disappearing treescapes painted with water; felt river stones for resting; shifting weather patterns; and an invitation to move and be moved.

The experiential exhibition is created through the artist-led curatorial practices of AGWA’s Head of Learning and Creativity Research, Lilly Blue, ECU’s Centre for People, Place and Planet artist-scholar, Dr Jo Pollitt, together with artists Dianne Jones and Eva Fernandez, and you the visitor.

At a time of increasing climate instability, we invite audiences to engage with First Nations understandings of environment as family, inviting reflection and deepening connection with our changing world. Read more about the exhibition here.


Galley 09 is dedicated to interactive, all ages, artist-led projects and hosts a year round participatory exhibition series that invites families to collaborate, contribute and engage with artist practice.


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School Holidays

School Holidays

During the school holidays we make available a range of art activities for your school-age children to participate in. 

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Artbubs event


A monthly art outing for parents and carers of under 1s.

Bring your baby to the Gallery for an engaging and flexible tour showcasing current exhibitions and collection highlights, followed by morning tea at FRANK café. Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one-year-old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

The ArtBubs program is currently on hold while the Gallery's rooftop redevelopment project is underway.

On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details